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    where or what?

    Dear teachers,
    Please look at the following sentence:
    He wrote the famous poem when he made a tour to ________ was once a battlefield. (where/what)

    Where or what? which one is correct? Plz give me explanation.

    The following is anothere question:
    The new secretary is responsible and hard-working, ________ her predecessor was not.
    Which word will you fill in the blank if you do not use conjunctions such as but, while, although?

    thanks

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    Re: where or what?

    Quote Originally Posted by japanjapan
    Dear teachers,
    Please look at the following sentence:
    He wrote the famous poem when he made a tour to ________ was once a battlefield. (where/what)

    Where or what? which one is correct? Plz give me explanation.

    The following is anothere question:
    The new secretary is responsible and hard-working, ________ her predecessor was not.
    Which word will you fill in the blank if you do not use conjunctions such as but, while, although?

    thanks
    In that sentence, I would use "where". That is because of the word "to". Had the sentence been "tour of", I would have selected "what". I could make a case for "what" in your sentence, but I think "where" fits the context better.

    I don't think anything but a conjunction fits in the second blank. You could leave it blank if you change the comma to a semicolon.

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